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Lhasa Travel Guide

Lhasa, a holy city located at the roof of the world, is known as " the city of sunshine" and " the land of Gods". Honored with a long history of 1300 years, Lhasa is quite rich in unique cultural and spiritual resources, especially its Buddhism culture. Today, numerous cultural relics and historic sites covered with thick religious color remain in Lhasa. The attractions of Lhasa do not only lie in its cultural and historic sites, but also in its breathtaking natural scenery.

Located at an altitude of 3658 meters and at the bottom of a small basin surrounded by mountains and rivers, Lhasa has a mild climate, without extremely cold winter and severely hot summer. Therefore, throughout the year for Lhasa are quite suitable for travelling. Travelers can travel to Lhasa by train and by air.

Basic Facts:

Chinese Name: 拉萨 Lāsà

Location: Capital of Tibet, West China

Altitude: 3,656 m (11,995 ft)

Time Zone: UTC+8 (China Standard)

Area: 31662 square kilometers

Administrative Division: 3 districts, 5 counties

Climate and Weather: semi-arid monsoon with over 3000 hours of sunshine every year

Airport: Lhasa Gonggar International Airport

Railway Station: Lhasa Railway Station

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Ultimate Lhasa Travel Guide

To make sure you can enjoy the best Lhasa travel experience available, we kindly prepare the latest and most easy-to-use Lhasa travel and tour guides below for you. From Lhasa old town to top things to do at Lhasa city, from Lhasa day tour to enjoy nightlife and bars in Lhasa, etc., you can follow the insider’s tip and won’t miss a single moment when visiting holy Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

Recommended Lhasa Tour Itineraries

As the capital of Tibet, Lhasa forbidden city has come to the forefront of Tibet tour and travel. No matter what you are keen on, like profound history and ancient architectures, Tibetan Buddhism and authentic culture, or natural landscape and wild animals, etc., you can always find out what you want. Check the top 4 highly recommended Lhasa tours that start from Potala Palace and beyond, such as Namtso Lake and Ganden Monastery.

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